08.11.2017 year in Ashagi Agjakand settlement of Goranboy region where the population of Khojaly temporarily are residing in the district “House of Culture” was held the event dedicated to “National Flag Day “.
The event was attended by the Head of the Executive power of Khojaly district Shahmar Yusubov, heads of departments, offices and enterprises, as well as elders of the district.
First the participants laid flowers in front of the bust of national leader Heydar Aliyev in the “ Heydar “ park. Then they prayed for the repose of Herydar Aliyev’s soul. The national anthem of the Azerbaijan Republic was played in the “ House of Culture “ in the continuation of the event.
Deputy head of the Executive power of Khojaly district, Director of the Department of socio-political and humanitarian Affairs Lamiya Garayeva made an opening speech. She said that the Azerbaijan flag is a symbol of sovereignty and independence. Today our flag is raised at prestigious international events at various sports competitions. President Ilham Aliyev has achieved that our country is on a par with the prestigious countries of the world. Then the report has acted the Deputy Director on educational work of school number 4 of Khojaly district Shahnaz Aliyeva. In her speech she noted the history of the creation of our tricolour flag and also emphasized the attention and love for national attributes that the successor of the national leader H.Aliyev’s course, Ilham Aliyev pays to. She stated that historically the flag is sacred for every nation. People always respect the flag. Therefore, the flag is always sacred to people and nations. In this sense, the celebration of the national flag day is a significant event for the state and for the people. This gives us an opportunity to look backward at the traversed path and history. Thanks to the flag we are aware of independence and cherish it.
On May 28,1918, the first democratic republic in the East was established and state attributes of an independent state were also adopted. One of the first decisions of the young republic was about the flag. On the June 24, 1918, a temporary red flag with a crescent and an eightpointed star was adopted. Later, on November 9, 1918, our tricolour flag was adopted at the meeting of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. The tricolour flag was used as a state symbol until April 1920. During our stay in the Soviet Union, it was replaced by the flag of the Azerbaijan Socialist Republic. The creator of the ideology of the tricolour flag was Alibey Huseynzade. The tricolour flag reflects Alibey Huseynzade’s ideas of Turkism, modernity and Islamism. This flag also spoke of loyalty to our values and faith. Unfortunately, the life of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic was short and flag was fluttering not for long. But many years later Azerbaijan gained its independence and the tricolour flag started to wave. We have an opportunity to be proud of our flag. So, on November 17, 1990, at the suggestion of national leader H.Aliyev, the ADR flag began to wave at the top of the building of the Supreme Council of Nakhichevan. At the same time, the Supreme Council of Azerbaijan was suggested to adopt the tricolour flag as the state flag of the Azerbaijan state. On February 5, 1991, the tricolour flag was approved as a state flag. On November 17, 2007, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on the establishment of “ The State Flag Square” in Baku. Not every country has a “National Flag Square.”. The creation of the “National Flag Square” is a manifestation of a special attitude to the flag. For us it is a special pride that on May 29, 2010, the Guinness book of records organization accepted our 60 hectares square with flagpole as the highest in the world. With the help of this national flag square we gave a message to the whole world, that “ we are “. On September 1,2010 the Grand opening ceremony of the National flag square was held with the participation of the President of Republic. As our national leader H.Aliyev said, the independence of Azerbaijan is eternal and unshakable and our flag will wave high forever. That’s why it is a sicnificant day in the history of the country. This flag, the memory of the ADR, shows our commitment to freedom, to national and moral values, to universal ideas. Flag is great power. The flag is so powerful that even an invincible armed fighter leans in front of it. The flag is such fearlessness that led unarmed victims of January 20 under the tanks which wanted to strangle and destroy the desire for freedom. The flag is such an honour that persons awarded by people, on their knees swear allegiance to motherland in front of the flag.
Today we are proud to say that our flag is waving in front of the world’s prestigious organizations. Considering that in recent years Azerbaijan has significantly increased its status in the international arena, we can say with confidence that our flag also rises in all spheres. Our flag is hoisted, our anthem is played not only on public events, but also in sports competitions, humanitarian cultural events. Azerbaijan is a strong state and takes its place in the world. We are proud of independent Azerbaijan. We owe all these to our national leader H.Aliyev’s ideas and political course. This policy is successfully continued by Ilham Aliyev.
In the end the word was given to the Head of the Executive Power of Khojaly district Mr. Shahmar Usubov. He recalled the significant dates of November. Shahmar Usubov said that taking into consideration the situation in the world, we must correctly assess the stability and development in our country. The solid and unshakable foundation of our state was laid by H.Aliyev and its leadership is in good hands now.Azerbaijan is an example of tolerance, economic development and sporting success. Now in our country are embodied in life such agreements as the “ Treaty of the Century”. There is a strong development in all sectors. With the development of agriculture, the standards of living of population is rising, new jobs are opening. This progress is possible due to the strong economical development.
The victory of the Azerbaijani national chess team, which took the first place in Europe, is a result of concern and care for young people in the country. President Ilham Aliyev anticipates the processes in the world and take the necessary measures. No one will cooperate with us if not stability and economic development. The work of law inforcement agencies increases confidence in our country. All companies which can slander our state are suppressed.
The first Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva is a reliable moral support in the spheres of education and health care.
At the end of his speech Shahmar Usubov recalled the project “Great Return” started in Jojug Merjanly and confidently stressed the belief in a positive outcome. He congratulated all Azerbaijanis on the day of the National Flag.
At the end of the event the composition on the work of Samad Vurgun “Azerbaijan” was demonstrated which was prepared by the staffers of the “House of Culture” and pupils of school number 4 of Khojaly district. Students of Jamilly school named after Ahmad Javadov read the poem “The Flag”. Ismail Mammadov, Flora Javadova, Valeh Humbatov and Ruslan Mustafayev performed folk songs.
The event was completed in high spirit.